The new world of digital orthodontics
Oliver Liebl, Juan Martín Palomo & Adriano Arujo
• Digital Freedom: Orthodontic Practice that Designs Beautiful Smiles and Clinicians’ Lifestyles, Adriano Araujo

Going digital seems like a no brainer, and yet so many practices seem resistant to embrace the transformation, despite the fact that digital treatment planning revolutionizes the way we practice and the results we are able to deliver. It is even more than that. Becoming a digital orthodontist has redefined every aspect of business operations and allowing clinicians the ability to treat patients who are on the other side of the globe. Every part of my practice has changed, giving me complete control - from video consultations and patient records to digital simulations and hybrid therapy - I’ve found a way to design more than the perfect smile. Going digital has given me the power to design the way I work and the way I live.

• The 3D Airway and the Orthodontist, Juan Martín Palomo

With more than 80 respiratory disorders, the orthodontist can play a big role helping children and adults, specially regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Traditionally we are trained to see and analyze the airway from only the lateral view on a cephalometric film. But the airway is a three-dimensional (3D) structure, and that third dimension may be hiding something relevant to our diagnosis. This presentation will show how the orthodontist can help identify and manage OSA in pediatric and adult patients, from using oral appliances, to surgical movement of the jaws, and newest hypoglossal stimulation methods. This presentation will also highlight some of the airway research from Case Western Reserve University, and will show how different commercially available programs can be used to analyze the airway volumetrically, how the airway is different for different craniofacial situations, and what happens to the airway when we extract or expand as part of our treatment plan. When moving from 2D to 3D, distances and angles turn into areas and volumes, and understanding the airway may take orthodontics to the next level, increasing the scope of what can be done clinically.

• 3D orthodontics - the future is now, Oliver Liebl